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Top 10 most talked-about topics on Facebook in 2014

LOS ANGELES – Disney’s blockbuster “Frozen” was the most-discussed movie on Facebook in the U.S. for 2014, while HBO’s “Game of Thrones” topped the list of TV shows users discussed on the social-media service ahead of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

Disney theme parks also scored as No. 1 on Facebook’s list of the most checked-in places for the year among U.S. users, beating out Universal Studios Hollywood and NYC’s Times Square.

Meanwhile, actor and comedian Robin Williams, who committed suicide in August, was the third-most discussed topic overall in the U.S., after the global Ebola virus outbreak and the “ice bucket challenge” viral-video phenomenon in support of ALS research, according to Facebook. Worldwide, the 2014 FIFA World Cup was the most talked-about topic.

Beyonce led the list of most-discussed entertainment celebrities on Facebook, followed by Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.

Facebook is not disclosing the actual data behind its top 10 lists for 2014. The company compiled the rankings based on how frequently a topic was mentioned in Facebook posts made between January and December 2014. As of the end of September, Facebook had 1.35 billion monthly active users worldwide, of which 206 million were in the U.S. and Canada.

Here are the lists of most-discussed topics, people and entertainment on Faceboook for the year:

Most Talked-About Topics in the U.S.

1. Ebola virus outbreak

2. Ice Bucket Challenge

3. Robin Williams

4. Super Bowl

5. Michael Brown/Ferguson

6. World Cup

7. Israel-Gaza conflict

8. U.S. midterm elections

9. Malaysia Airlines

10. ISIS

Top Global Topics of 2014

1. World Cup

2. Ebola virus outbreak

3. Elections in Brazil

4. Robin Williams

5. Ice Bucket Challenge

6. Gaza Conflict

7. Malaysia Airlines

8. Super Bowl

9. Michael Brown/Ferguson

10. Sochi Winter Olympics

Most Talked-About Movies in the U.S.


2. “Guardians of the Galaxy”

3. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

4. “Maleficent”

5. “The Lego Movie”

6. “The Fault in Our Stars”

7. “Transformers: Age of Extinction”

8. “Gone Girl”

9. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

10. “The Purge: Anarchy”

Most Talked-About TV Shows in the U.S.

1. “Game of Thrones”

2. “Orange Is the New Black”

3. “The Walking Dead”

4. “The Big Bang Theory”

5. “Downton Abbey”

6. “American Horror Story”

7. “Sons of Anarchy”

8. “True Detective”

9. “How I Met Your Mother”

10. “Scandal”

Most Talked-About Entertainers in the U.S.

1. Beyonce

2. Pharrell Williams

3. Nicki Minaj

4. Taylor Swift

5. Jimmy Fallon

6. Iggy Azalea

7. Katy Perry

8. Pitbull

9. John Legend

10. Kim Kardashian

Most Checked-Into Places in the U.S.

1. Disney parks including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Epcot, Disney’s California Adventure and Disney’s Animal Kingdom

2. Universal Studios Hollywood

3. Times Square

4. Yosemite National Park

5. Grand Canyon National Park

6. Yellowstone National Park

7. Yankee Stadium

8. Las Vegas Strip

9. Hollywood Walk of Fame

10. Madison Square Garden

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